Sophia Yoon

Sophia Yoon is a rising junior at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and a summer intern at Bridge. As a public policy major, she covers general news and policy affairs. She is the Daily TV Editor on the Michigan Daily, the campus newspaper of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and the only printed daily newspaper published in Washtenaw County. She can be reached at skyoon10@gmail.com or on Twitter @sophiayoon0.

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Will coronavirus curb ACT and SAT admissions tests at Michigan colleges?

Will coronavirus curb ACT and SAT admissions tests at Michigan colleges?

July 9, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

High school students can’t find sites to take high-stakes tests, or are seeing sites cancelling exams due to COVID-19. With more colleges already going test-optional, could these entrance exams be on the wane?

Whitmer strips name of slavery advocate Cass from Michigan office building

Whitmer strips name of slavery advocate Cass from Michigan office building

June 30, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

 The Lewis Cass Building in Lansing will now bear the name Elliott-Larsen, in honor of the authors of Michigan’s landmark civil rights act.

For some Michigan college students, coronavirus is a risk worth taking

For some Michigan college students, coronavirus is a risk worth taking

June 29, 2020 | Eve Washington, Sophia Yoon

Whether it’s fatalism, naiveté or both, college students appear to be less concerned about catching the potentially deadly virus than school officials, even after more than 100 people were infected at one East Lansing college bar.

COVID fallout: Fewer Michigan low-income students may be going to college

COVID fallout: Fewer Michigan low-income students may be going to college

June 24, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

A Michigan private college leader sends up a warning flare, saying that low-income high school grads aren’t enrolling or making deposits to save spots in upcoming college classes at the same rate as last year, a casualty of the economic upheaval caused by the pandemic.

Michigan colleges aren’t seeing coronavirus enrollment drops they feared

Michigan colleges aren’t seeing coronavirus enrollment drops they feared

June 18, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

Preliminary indicators for first-year enrollment are steady or higher at Michigan’s largest universities. That’s a huge relief for college officials, who worried many would avoid campus until a COVID-19 vaccine is developed.

Pomp and scary circumstance: images of Michigan grads amid coronavirus

Pomp and scary circumstance: images of Michigan grads amid coronavirus

June 12, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

High school graduation season in Michigan is always a special time. This year was like no other.

Whitmer lifts ban on summer camps, some school sports workouts

Whitmer lifts ban on summer camps, some school sports workouts

June 12, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

As coronavirus infections and deaths recede in Michigan, the governor on Friday lifted a ban on children summer camps. That’s a huge relief to some families.

Michigan launches a WiFi hotspot map to aid those lacking Internet access

Michigan launches a WiFi hotspot map to aid those lacking Internet access

June 10, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

It’s just a map, and there are only 300 hotspots marked so far, but a new interactive hotspot locator is a step in the right direction toward increasing broadband access.

Poll: Michigan Dems, GOP disagree whether schools will be safe for kids

Poll: Michigan Dems, GOP disagree whether schools will be safe for kids

June 9, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

Reopening the state’s K-12 schools is a matter of education and health policy. But politics has a big impact on views, according to a new poll.

Whitmer eases restrictions on hospital visits as coronavirus spread slows

Whitmer eases restrictions on hospital visits as coronavirus spread slows

June 3, 2020 | Sophia Yoon

Families will soon once again be able to visit their loved ones in Michigan hospitals, after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer rolled back restrictions put in place in March to tamp down the pandemic.